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Geotechnical Engineer

Country/Region:  SA
Field:  Engineering

Riyadh, SA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
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The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.
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Planned to be the world’s largest floating industrial complex ,the Neom Industrial City will be a 7km-wide floating city that will be home to the world’s ‘first fully automated port and integrated logistics hub’. 

We are currently seeking a Design Manager (Dry Utilities) who will provide expert design management skills to support the ongoing activities of a leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. This role is responsible for the review of key projects being delivered, development of concept designs in conjunction with the team as required. 

Main duties

  • Analysis, design and detailing of underground permanent and temporary dewatering systems
  • Analysis and design of retaining structures, foundations, shoring systems, piles, pile caps, slope stability, etc.
  • Prepare geotechnical investigation scope of works and RFPs
  • Analyze and interpret geotechnical data for building foundations
  • Review and comment on geotechnical investigation reports/recommendations received from the third party lab.
  • Coordinate with the third party geotechnical engineer to get reliable foundation and geotechnical engineering data and recommendations.
  • Conduct on site investigations as needed to study the geotechnical condition of building site


Bachelor degree in Civil engineering

Other degrees

Technical skills

  • Suitable candidates will have a Bachelor degree in civil or Geotechnical engineering with a minimum of 5 years experience in the geotechnical engineering works in the Middle East.
  • A thorough knowledge of geotechnical engineering works, testing and design utilizing special soil/structure interaction software such as (SFAE, PLAXIS, VDISP, Repute, gINT, FREW, Slope/W, etc.).
  • Candidates must be conversant with international and Saudi codes and standards for geotechnical engineering design works.
  • Candidates must also be familiar with quality assurance/quality control procedures applicable to a design office.
  • The ability to effectively communicate ideas to other team members, as well as an understanding of the requirements of related design disciplines to effectively produce geotechnical related designs

Personal qualities

  • High level consulting and client management skills 
  • Ability to interpret and communicate information of a complex nature 
  • Client service orientation 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a diverse and multi-disciplinary environment 
  • Skills in managing competing priorities and working under pressure

Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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